latenight baking: crinkle ginger molasses cookies

I must have the biggest soft spot for Starbucks ginger molasses cookies. Every time I see them, I just have to get one, sometimes along with a tall unsweetened soy green tea latte (always a mouthful to order, haha)! It’s also a cheapo way to get stars too. But alas, I discovered that they are […]

milestone birthday + pwnage by a can of soup

I’ve never been big on birthdays. Just because I build up so much expectation for it to be a “special” day that I end up being disappointed… (Signs of a closet narcissist :P)… Anyhow, I planned to help my previous supervisor with her side business (yes, I wanted to work on my birthday). Nothing complicated, […]

latenight baking: chewy cookies

I absolutely ADORE chewy cookies, so much that I’ve been trying to perfect the recipe for a looong time. I’ve tried many many cookie recipes and have always failed to yield anything with the desired texture or appearance – somehow my cookies were cursed to NEVER spread. I have no idea why… I can’t be […]

new skill + disappointments

Today I finally dragged my butt off the bed and went to try my hand at baking some macarons. I  decided to whip up the meringue by hand. Even though I’ve done it before and it took forever (20mins+ by hand vs. 5-10mins by an electric mixer)! Not to mention having to switch between two […]